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Man I am behind on these. So let’s get to what’s up:
Local Political Group Social Media: Still at it. It’s gotten kind of dull actually, but what I do helps drive things to the Facebook and Twitter pages – which will be useful as elections roll around. I imagine there’s a lot more to learn.
Local Informal Group: This has proven to be pretty awesome. It’s a small group (that’s kind of affiliated with a larger one). This group meets monthly so we can get stuff done and it’s low-key, but keeps us all on the straight and narrow. It’s part of a larger national group and we do regular activism – cards, calls, etc.
General Social Media: As I’m part of several groups I’ve worked to bring attention to issues and activism – often useful when you can copy and paste posts.
Calling My Representatives: I’m on several activism checklists, and these help me find issues to call on – as if I didn’t already have an idea. In addition I track several issues over time so I harp on them continuously.
District Flipping: This is getting big. Mostly I’ve donated, but there’s also phone banking going on and I might try that.
Economic Activism: Fell off of this as it was hard to work into my calling schedule. Instead, I’m looking into setting aside time to mail. Good lesson here – figure what pace you can do when.
I’m glad to be involved, but still feel like I’ve missed something. I guess it’s more I’ll feel more engaged when elections in this area start. Or it could be I’m new to this!